Thursday, 25 July 2013

Winter Time in the Valley

This was the wintery scene that greeted us on the way to the store a couple of weeks ago.  The crisp air, misty trees, the stillness and crunch of the frost under our feet was eerily beautiful.  Winter in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania can be really beautiful, especially when the fog lifts to reveal the glorious winter sun in the afternoon.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Colour Inspiration: burnt orange

Mixing ink colours by hands is always an interesting exercise and sometimes we fall totally in love with a new colour.  This week is definitely the burnt orange colour that we printed some of our letterpress notecards.  Then you start noticing that colour in the studio and the store...

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Vintage Shop Fronts

We love having an original vintage shop front at Flywheel.  Originally built for the town bakery, it has a beautiful timber frontage with large paned windows that we love creating different themed displays in, that are hopefully enticing to passing shoppers. 

Here is just a few of our window displays so far.... 

origami display made from our gift wrap books

typewriter display 

"Where in the World?" map and globe display

Mother's Day at Flywheel

more of our Mother's Day display... 

Paris themed this week

We have discovered that we are certainly not alone in our love of vintage shop fronts.  We have just recently created a Pinterest page for Flywheel, where we can indulge in our favourite loves and inspirations, including divine vintage shop fronts around the world: 

How visually enticing and delightful are some of these architectural gems?  Please be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more vintage shop fronts and our other inspirations, but be warned Pinterest can be very addictive! 

Flywheel on Pinterest

Until next time, 
the flywheel team 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Lovely letterpress bookmarks printed this week....

Our 1920's Chandler and Price printing press has been back in action this week with Rachel back from her overseas trip and straight into the studio.  These are the lovely bookmarks that she has been printing this week:

The lovely thick card has taken the impression of the type and patterns so beautifully.  The pattern was made using victorian era lead type patterns, so pretty! and the sayings so apt for book lovers.

Until next time, 
the flywheel team